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yzf600r headlight too dim?

i just picked up my first bike, the 99 yzf600r tonight. the guy i bought it from said his only complaint was that the headlight isnt the greatest as far as brightness. is there any kind of kit out there or a high output bulb that may take care of this problem? and how do you adjust the headlight (if it's even possible) i rode the bike at night and noticed it wasnt the best, but its not a new bike so im not expecting it to light up the next county. any ideas?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-05-2008, 10:59 PM
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New bulb, HID kit... lotsa options... price range from cheap, to not particularly expensive... in the grand scheme of things at least... like $20-$150 would be my guess...
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I think you can get a decent HID kit for $150-$200. make sure your bikes electrical system doesnt have any problems first tho.
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Adjusting the headlight is free. Try that before anything else.

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Adjusting the headlight is free. Try that before anything else.
I agree ....usually 2 screws per light, one for horizontal adjustment and one for vertical. I hear alot of good things about bulb replacement with the Sylvania Silverstars .....and then there's always HID's.....which is the route I took but it's also the most expensive.


HID's.......

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Save your money and just grab a better set of bulbs. PIAA makes bulbs that are rated at the same power as HIDs, but you don't need ballasts, wiring, and housing modifications.

That being said, if you think your headlight is dimmer than it should be, you may want to ensure that there isn't something wrong electrically with the bike... check your battery voltage...
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I've had the stock yellows, Silver stars, and Piaa's... the Silverstars were brighter than stock but didn't last for chit! the Piaa's i have I LOVE they're bright as hell... I'm going to HID though...


but I'm gonna loose my Hi beam by going to HID but with my headlights... I didn't really need the Hi beam much anyways.
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A great place to order your PIAA GTX bulbs

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A great place to order your PIAA GTX bulbs

Direct tuning

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GM that's a great price!

But don't most sportbikes run H7 bulbs, not H4's???

I think he would want these:
http://www.directtuning.com/store/pc...110w-twin.aspx
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GM that's a great price!

But don't most sportbikes run H7 bulbs, not H4's???

I think he would want these:
http://www.directtuning.com/store/pc...110w-twin.aspx
mine are H4's... if they have Hi/lo's in the same bulb it's an H4 bulb... if you have two different bulbs (one for hi one for lo) then you have H7's( more than likely)
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mine are H4's... if they have Hi/lo's in the same bulb it's an H4 bulb... if you have two different bulbs (one for hi one for lo) then you have H7's( more than likely)
Ahh I see. I have separates.

Really though they look like the same strength to me, just that one is angled higher up.

I will get PIAAs when they eventually die.
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Ahh I see. I have separates.

Really though they look like the same strength to me, just that one is angled higher up.

I will get PIAAs when they eventually die.
yeah they are... they're the same bulb same wattage... just one is reflected to provide light low and to the right for LO and the other is angled up and down the road for HI

I loved the PIAA bulbs... especially after riding SVRiders' bike... I seriously felt UNSAFE in comparison.

now it's on to HID's... I think I'll order the kit June or July just in case it's back ordered so it'll be there for me to install in September!
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yeah they are... they're the same bulb same wattage... just one is reflected to provide light low and to the right for LO and the other is angled up and down the road for HI

I loved the PIAA bulbs... especially after riding SVRiders' bike... I seriously felt UNSAFE in comparison.

now it's on to HID's... I think I'll order the kit June or July just in case it's back ordered so it'll be there for me to install in September!

ya ya... stock lights suck.
That just shows ya how much night riding i was doing...

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My FZR has really dim lights too. I feel like the blinker lights are too dim as well.
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GM that's a great price!

But don't most sportbikes run H7 bulbs, not H4's???

I think he would want these:
http://www.directtuning.com/store/pc...110w-twin.aspx
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ya ya... stock lights suck.
That just shows ya how much night riding i was doing...
well I haven't done much night riding considering it drops 20*+ when the sun goes down in AK as I'm sure it does in Fargo too.

but when we're in Indy there's gonna be some riding after the sun goes down!

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My FZR has really dim lights too. I feel like the blinker lights are too dim as well.
I have some short stalk LED signals... I hate them... you can't really see the rear ones unless it's night... and the fronts you can't really see period... at night they're hidden by my headlights... I need to figure out how to get some mirror signals... maybe some LED's...
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well I haven't done much night riding considering it drops 20*+ when the sun goes down in AK as I'm sure it does in Fargo too.

but when we're in Indy there's gonna be some riding after the sun goes down!



I have some short stalk LED signals... I hate them... you can't really see the rear ones unless it's night... and the fronts you can't really see period... at night they're hidden by my headlights... I need to figure out how to get some mirror signals... maybe some LED's...
GSXR style front signals? I think I've seen a set on a 650R, but no idea how much work it would take. Probably extend the wires and find a cutom mount bracket.

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GSXR style front signals? I think I've seen a set on a 650R, but no idea how much work it would take. Probably extend the wires and find a cutom mount bracket.
well I saw a thread on here a while back where a guy put GSXR mirrors on a F4i...

I may try that... or just buy another set of mirrors and install single LED's in the back behind the mirror...
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Get the hundred dollar HID kit, its much better then Stock or any xenon, glare isn't to bad either
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